Social Sciences (HBA)

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LibraryWhether you are considering law school, teaching, banking, government, consulting, or working for an international aid agency, the Social Sciences provide an excellent foundation through examination of the relationships between the individual, society and the environment. As a Social Sciences student, you might consider issues such as health care resourcing in Economics; study how decisions regarding health care are made by governments in Political Science; examine how cultural practices meaningfully impact the everyday political, social, economic and linguistic worlds of people across the globe in Anthropology; or study how cities are designed to improve accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability in Geography.

OUAC Program Code: TMS

Programs & Requirements*

Program Name Prerequisites Program Type Approx. Grade Range
Sp. Ma. Mi.
Anthropology   Check Check Check mid to high 70s
Combined HBA Environmental Management/MSc Sustainability Management** (rec. Bio) Check Check  
Criminology, Law & Society   Check Check  
Economics F; (rec. C) Check Check Check
Economics & Political Science F; (rec. C) Check    
Environmental Law and Policy       Check
Environmental Management (rec. Bio) Check Check Check
Financial Economics (HBSc) F; (rec. C) Check    
Geography   Check Check Check
History & Political Science   Check    
International Affairs F; (rec. C) Check    
Political Science   Check Check Check
Sociology   Check Check Check
Sustainability       Check

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Why Study the Social Sciences at UTM?

  • Programs within the Social Sciences are great in combination with one another in order to customize and diversify your degree; interdisciplinary U of T degrees are highly regarded by potential employers.
  • There are many Experiential Learning courses available! For example, senior students may participate in internships for academic credit (SOC480Y5). Placements may be made at municipal social service departments or non-profit agencies providing social services, social movement or community-based organizations working for-profit workplaces or other organizations.
  • World-class experts teaching their specialty areas! For example: Professor Ronald Beiner is a leading political philosopher on liberalism. He has written several well-known books on political philosophy and often lectures at leading universities in the United States and Europe.
  • Many of our graduates proceed to further studies in law, journalism, teaching, public policy, health, labour relations, child welfare/youth justice, social work, and other careers in the civil service and government-business relations. Many careers also require analytical, research, communication, time management, and writing skills; all things our graduates obtain and excel in.

Program Plans

Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.

  • Anthropology (HBA) - major
  • Criminology, Law & Society (HBA) - major
  • Economics (HBA/BCom) - major
  • Environmental Management (HBA) - major
  • Financial Economics (HBSc) - specialist
  • Geography (HBA) - major
  • International Affairs (HBA) - specialist
  • Political Science (HBA) - major
  • Sociology (HBA) - major

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Careers by Major

The skills you develop combined with your experiences while at UTM can help you succeed in a number of occupations. Your program of study doesn't determine your career. Created by UTM's Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples.

* The chart above is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum. We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. For details, visit the Apply section of our site. Admission and approximate grade requirements are based on 6 Grade 12 "U" or "M", which includes English (ENG4U).

** Application to Master's program in third year of study.

Chart Legend: Bio = Biology
C = Calculus & Vectors
Ch = Chemistry
F = Advanced Functions
Fr = French
Ita = Italian
M = Mathematics of Data Management
Math = One of the Grade 12 U Maths
Ph = Physics
/ = or
, = and
rec. = recommended
approx. = approximate

Sp = Specialist program
Ma = Major program
Mi = Minor program

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